The Siam Magazine

Thai Lifestyle and Culture at Its Best.

The Spirit house

So what is it exactly? I can tell you this: it’s not a bird house, nor some hideaway for a mouse to flee the cat, nor is it a model

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The Buddha statue making in Thailand

For hundreds of years, Buddhists throughout the world have sculpted images of the Buddha. These icons both calm the minds of those who see them and display reverence for this

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Traditional Muay Thai Headbands

The muay thai headband known as the Mongkol (or Mongkon) has been a part of the combat sport since it’s beginnings. When I first started muay thai a couple years

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The Ruby Lady of the Sea

There are many, many Chinese temples and shrines in Thailand. Walk down some streets and you may encounter two or three within the same kilometer! The popularity of Chinese Folk

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Constitution Day in Thailand

June 24, 1932 is considered one of the most important dates in Thai political history. On that day a band of ninety-nine people, composed mostly of civil servants, civilian militia

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Father’s Flowers

The Golden Shower Flower and the Cannas Lilly It’s winter in Thailand, but it’s not the winter with ice, snow and bare trees that most foreigners are used to seeing.

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Galangal: from the kitchen to the pharmacy

A Basic Kitchen Herb… Extracted to create new antibiotics capable of battling drug-resistant bacteria Galangal root. (“Kha” in Thai. Also called Thai Ginger, Blue Ginger, etc.) It has been an

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A House Built on Happiness

 Humans have lived with the earth, water, wind and fire since the time of our ancestors. The ancients knew how to live happily with the surrounding environment. Anywhere where there

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High-speed rail in thailand

High-speed rail, or HSR, the elusive dream of successive Thai governments, could be inching closer to reality. But unlike the 21st century rail network the Kingdom hopes to build in

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Traditional Thai Perfume

In ancient times, Thai society used incense for various religious rituals, traditions and so on. Many different types of incense were used. Some were made from perfume. Others from fragrant

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